After a short deliberation I announced to Justin that I felt no need to make a big production of this move. We're double renting right now, so he agreed to my proposal to bring only an air mattress, a card table, and some camping chairs to serve as our summer furnishings. This was a decision that we do not regret.
Justin arrived home the day before the move and loaded both cars with our stuff. We left the next day for Laramie, Wyoming. I was still very sick, so we thought it best to make it a two-day trip. Laramie turned out to be about as great as I've always envisioned it being, and I can't say that I wished that we had time to linger. Then again, perhaps I'm being unfairly harsh since I spent a large portion of the night there throwing up. The drive the next morning into Colorado Springs was similarly miserable. Once inside our new apartment, I found the air mattress, but not the pump, but was too sick to care. I laid down on the uninflated bed while Justin lugged everything in by himself.
Two days later it was Memorial Day and I rallied a little bit to try and get out and explore our new surroundings. We drove out to Manitou Springs and spent just enough time there to be somewhat unimpressed, and finished the day with a short hike to Helen Hunt Falls, a waterfall that was weirdly more impressive from below than above, but it was great to just be outside again, and Colorado Springs is beautiful!
|At a park that we stopped at in Manitou Springs|
|Justin and Vivian playing hide-and-go-seek in the park|
|Vivian Prepping for the hike to Helen Hunt Falls|
|The above view of the falls|
|At the bottom of the falls|
|Petrified Redwood stumps make up most of what there is to see there.|
|Vivian thought the dirt was the best part.|
We returned to Twin Lakes and went on a short little hike that ran along the shoreline. It was very easy, and beautiful.
I guess that I overdid it a little though, since our excursion ended that night with me, once again, throwing up, this time in the apartment parking lot. At least it was at the end of the trip, and the trip was definitely still worth it.
|Predictably, Vivian's favorite part was the dirt.|
|Our pictures really can't quite capture it.|